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993 Targa sliding roof jammed

Hello everyone,
I have a 1996 993 Targa and the retractable glass roof has locked on the rear right hand side looking from behind.
From what I have found out the drive cable (s ) have jammed and so I am after any information on the process on how to replace them.
I do have a very good description on the working parts from a 2009 posting on the net.
The local Porsche dealer wants to replace the whole cassette @ $25,000 AUS dollars.
That's not happening
I live in a remote area of Western Australia so any assistance would be very much appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:34 PM
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I am not sure how much help I can be but try these. They helped me understand my 993 Targa.

http://www.pcarworkshop.com/index.php/993_-_Targa_Roof_Operation_Outline

http://www.pcarworkshop.com/images/f/fb/Porsche993TargaManualpgs.pdf

http://www.pcarworkshop.com/images/7/7e/Targa_Service_Technick_Part_1.pdf

http://www.pcarworkshop.com/images/f/f2/Targa_Service_Technick_Part_2.pdf
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Hi RagingBull,
Many thanks for the links, that is the info I have been looking for.
The first link is not opening but I believe it contains the info I already have.
It has been a 2 year saga to get to this point ... info plus finding a mechanic prepared to help so here goes.
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Yes the first link is a very good one showing the workings of the roof mechanism. It might be the one you already have and is partly shown here:

https://www.scribd.com/mobile/document/170337411/993-Targa-Roof-Operation-Outline

It can be done. It's a very beautiful and elegant car. Good luck.
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Thank you for the follow up, the info in your second post is definitely what I already have.
I have owned the car for 10 years and still get buzz every time I go for a spin.
Absolutely ageless style.
Will let you know how I get on, be about 8 weeks.
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Hi Raging Bull, Many thanks for the links the roof is all fixed.The right hand side drive cable had seized ( drain hole blocked ).
Stripped out all the workings and fitted a new cable kit and it is working like new.
Took around 20 hours for 2 guys, very happy 😀😀😀.
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it took them twenty hours to fix the cable???!
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Myself and a mechanic mate did the repaire with virtually no info on how to do it.
Have a chat with your local Porsche dealer to find out how complex the workings are !!!!
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